Wednesday, August 18
Monday, August 16
Tuesday, August 10
Wednesday, August 4
- Level 90 Farming
- Level 80 Agility
- Complete the entire Karamja achievement diary
- Reach floor 34 of Daemonheim
- Achieve 225 Chompy kills
- Level 81 ranged
- Level 77 slayer
- Level 80 firemaking
Sunday, August 1
Ah, It's saturday, which means i'm well rested, and stoked to write about my adventures this week. As always, i've been doing constant farming runs. In fact some nights this week farming is the only thing i've done on runescape. It's not the kind of skill that you can constantly train, so I always have another objective underneath all my farming. Previously, it was 75 agility, this week, i've been working towards 70 dungeoneering.
I started my objective by going to world 117. It's become the unofficial dungeoneering party, and effigy help world. It's almost always full, and was quite a struggle to get in. I found a few parties of five, and we tackle massive dungeons together. It was really taking a while, but when I saw the experience at the end, I was completely satisfied. It was incredible. (Over 36k!)
Dungeoneering is, like many would say, unlike any other skill. At times, It can be seriously stressful. Like today, was my first time fighting Bal'lak the Pummeler. Guthix help me if I ever have to solo him again. That floor brought me to 51% of my dungeoneering objective. Sometimes while i'm dungeoneering, I just want to stop and cut trees in a forest somewhere. I had also done a few large dungeons with four other strangers. Man, they can be fun, but they go on for so long! It's hard to take a break when there are so many people relying on you. Mostly i've been doing medium dungeons by myself. I like how mediums are now available for soloers like myself.
I did a penguin hunt one night this week. I was with a friend and we joined the world 60 penguin hunting clan. It was pretty fun. Like a good penguin hunt should, it brought us to the far reaches of gielinor. I used the exp on prayer, but i might start using free exp on herblore again. I would like both of those skills at 75.
Then I stumbled upon an active obelisk, and did familiarization for the first time in ages! I got me my 60 raw shards which was cool, but really, that D&D is a complete fail.
I was talked to someone at a farming patch this week, who had 94 farming and was, like me, going for 99. We were talking about farming related tactics, and he brought up Calquat Trees. I never tried these before until this week. Upon checking health, i got over 12k exp! I bought 100 of these seeds for 31k each. Thats a great deal considering how much exp they give.
Farming is becoming more of a sink at this point, but i'm still making money from herbs, limps, bushes, and even watermelons, as a use them to make supercompost, which I export to the ge, selling for over 1.1k each.
Today, at floor 34, I reached level 69 dung. I worked out perfectly. I'll be getting the maximum prestige bonus from now on, which is really exciting. I have yet to complete floor 35, but I will later today. I'm 61% to 70 (from 67), i think I could manage around 50k exp tonight. =D
I felt really stupid when I found the picture below. I was saving around 8m worth of crops for another bonus exp weekend. When I saw that at the beginning of this month a JMod confirmed that they had no plans for one, I slapped myself on the head and rushed to the ge and sold almost everything. It felt so could to have a cashstack. It was at under 1k gp before I sold everything. God I felt so nooby. I'm really happy theres no bonus exp weekend planned for the future. They really fuck shit up. I ranted about them in a post a few weeks ago, so i'll leave it at that.
I had a few price check, and ge screenshots, but those are too boring to look at, I already have enough of those in this blog.
During my poorer times, I was almost out of nature runes witch I use vigerously for the fertile soil spell. It's a good thing I had a lot of pure essence, as I was able to craft them myself. I did a few graaks worth, and made about 5k natures. Runecrafting is pretty sweet. I'm almost at level 71. It's a unique skill, and I can see myself training it for a while. Not for any particular level, but just because it's pretty fun and makes tons of moola. Here be me at the after of nature.
I'm contemplating if I will do more dungeons after a reach 70. Not right away, but definitely in the future. I kind of like the skill to be honest. It just gets old sort of quickly, and it's so disconnected from the rest of the game. Farming will continue to 99 and beyond.
I'm not going for 99 farming. I'm getting 99 farming. ;)
Sunday, July 25
Saturday, July 17
Moving on… So this week has held a lot of guide reading and video watching for the nomad boss fight. On my spare time, i've been thinking about tactics for the fight so it gets drilled into my head. I evan anticipated this Saturday morning as the day where the fight commences. Never before have I thought about tactics for a quest on my spare time, nor have I have ever specifically reserved a time to do one. I wanted to remember this quest, and go in really prepared.
This is the gear that i selected for nomad. Ranging gear with a decent magic defence, which is good because all his attacks are magic based. I personally think that an amulet of ranging is a better idea, as his defence is really high, and he will probably hit on you regardless of your defense bonus. That being said, i chose my guthix book over my Zamorak book because of the balanced stats. A lot of people assume the red book is the best. It may be for training, but not in every situation. The gloves and the snakeskin boots are self explanatory. And since I didn't have an archers ring, the explorers ring was my next best option. I just didn't want to have that slot empty.
The ruby bolts (e) are vital to this fight. They decrease his hitpoints by a certain percentage if the special takes effect, which his random. During the max hp -1 attack and during berserker mode, i will switch to diamond bolts (e) as they ignore his defence and won't hurt yourself if the special is activated.
My inventory is basically what you see to the left. However I changed the basic setup since i took the screen shot. In the case of dying, I would want to keep the most value on my. Therefore I will put all 10 of my super restores in my inventory, fill the rest with brews, and fill a turtle with brews, besides two spaces left for a moss titan and titan's constitution scrolls. When those two items come into my inventory, i will know I can dismiss the turtle and summon the glorious titan. I'll be praying Sap Mage and Sap Warrior the whole time, and turn on deflect melee when he goes berserk.
As soon as the battle commences, i will run behind a pillar. this is good spot, as I can avoid certain attacks, heal, and deal with my familiar. I will have 'Take BoB' as the default option for the summoning button, and click it often to minimize my loss on death. I will drink brews when necessary, at the ratio of three brews to one super restore. I think low detail resizable is the best option for the fight.
Writing this has helped my prepare even further for the final battle, It helped my organize my thoughts and stuff. Nomad is the last person standing in the way of my quest cape. It feels so surreal. I'm about to brew myself some coffee and log on for a full farming run, and then prepare for the fight.
To Victory! - Granite Ent
Thursday, July 15
100 Saradomin brews and 40 super restore potions (not shown). They were insanely expensive, hopefully i won't have to use that many, but i bought a lot extras in case of death. Additionally I got a few dozen moss titans and scrolls, as I plan to use them in other situations besides during Nomad's Requiem.